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Discovering India


Do not blame your food because you have no appetite.
Rabindranath Tagore


Besan Laddu (Indian typical gram flour roasted cakes)

Makes 36 (12 g each):

125 g butter
5 g grated coconut
12 g hazelnuts, roasted and finely chopped
1 /2 tsp. cardamom, grated
137,5 g icing sugar
200 g gram flour

Melt the butter over low heat.
Add the gram flour and combine stirring constantly until roasted (15 minutes).
Add the coconut, the hazelnuts and the cardamom stirring well for a couple of minutes.
Remove from heat and add fold in the icing sugar.
If necessary help with a fork to make it smooth.
Let it cool down for a while.
With wet hand make small balls or cubes with the mixture.

Coconut topping (not part of the traditional recipe)
60 g coconut, grated
20 g cane sugar
10 g butter

Bring the sugar to medium heat until it completely melts, stirring constantly.
Add the butter and the coconut.
Spread the Besan Laddu with this topping.



2 Responses to “Discovering India”

  1. jo em 12 May, 2009

    Hmm this is something new but it does look delicious. I love the fact that it has a combination of coconut and hazelnuts is good enough for me. As always l love your the pictures and presentation.

  2. Nags em 20 May, 2009

    Ooh this looks yummy! We make these into balls in India though

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